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RETIRED: New Zone Boundaries, Star Levels, Name Changes?

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4* Hyatt at Olive 8 (reported here) should be added to the Priceline list for Seattle (Downtown-Pike Place).

The Everett zone in Seattle is now called Mukilteo-South Everett.

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Love the site. Small item> on Priceline, one of the geographic divisions under Washington, DC is Silver Spring (MD). I found no Silver Spring designation for Washington, DC on this site. I only found Silver Spring under Maryland- suburbs, and grouped with College Park, Maryland (on Priceline, Silver Spring & College Park are separate, and the latter is not found among the groups for Washington). I do understand that reporting of hotels depends on people winning beds sending in the info. And, by the way', it's Silver Spring, not Silver Springs. When I lived in the area a few years ago, lots of my mail gave my address as Silver Springs (I think that is the name of a town in Texas).

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This is a recent zone change (and unbundling from College Park) by PRICELINE so we'll put it on the list to re-classify, although we're involved with an ongoing project which may prevent us from making this change immediately (as some of the data we're sorting is using the current zones)

Thanks for letting us know.

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The Sheraton in Burlingame, CA (SFO zone on Priceline and Airport South/Burlingame zone on Hotwire) is now the Hilton San Francisco Airport Hotel. Priceline vacation package Sep 5-7 confirms the hotel is still rated 4 stars, however I cannot locate the hotel in the Hotwire vacation package to confirm star rating/amenties at the moment.

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Got 'em, thanks!

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Priceline has upgraded the Walnut Creek Marriott from 3 to 3.5 stars per vacation package search Sept 6-8. Oakland East Bay (Concord-Lafayette) zone.

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I've edited the Priceline Hotel List accordingly... THANKS!

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Thanks...

The Westin Grand is already listed in the hotel list as a 5* hotel in the East zone... i've updated the Priceline List to reflect the Marriott as a 5* property now.

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Heads up - PriceLine changed Mt. Vernon, WA options

Back in May 2009, northern Washington had 3 options (rebid zones): Burlington, Mount Vernon, and Anacortes. Looks like Priceline split Anacortes off from Burlington and Mount Vernon. Makes bidding a little challenging. Anacortes is now partnered with Oak Harbor.

Ideally, I'd like to be closer to Burlington. I'll have to re-read the strategy on how to bid on a "one zone" choice and review the hotel star ratings available on this fabulous site.

I've used this site and bidding on this area for several years now...quite the change (for me).

Just FYI

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Thanks for the heads-up.

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A few more Priceline updates for Washington State:

The Holiday Inn Express Bellingham has been upgraded to 2.5*.

The Days Inn Ocean Shores has been downgraded to 1*.

The Courtyard Bellevue Downtown has been upgraded to 3*.

The Fairfield Inn Bellevue has been upgraded to 2.5*.

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I was checking Priceline zones in Orlando for my trip in January - it looks like the WDW zone has been split into Maingate-Celebration zone and a Downtown Diseny/LakeBuena Vista zone. THis may make it a bit easier bidding - especially in the resort level.

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Thank you both for the Washington State and Orlando updates.

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Priceline's Downtown Toronto has been split into two zones: Downtown Toronto North and Downtown Toronto South.

Downtown Toronto North

4* Inter-Continental Toronto Yorkville (Bloor)

4* Marriott Bloor Yorkville

4* Marriott Toronto Eaton Centre

4* Pantages Hotel

4* Sutton Place

3.5* Delta Chelsea

3* Courtyard by Marriott

3* Metropolitan Hotel

2.5* Best Western Primrose

2.5* Bond Place

Downtown Toronto South

4* Hilton Toronto

4* InterContinental Toronto Centre (Front Street)

4* Le Royal Meridien King Edward

4* Renaissance Toronto Downtown

4* Sheraton Toronto Centre

4* Westin Harbour Castle

3* Novotel Toronto Centre

3* Radisson Admiral Harbourfront

3* Residence Inn

3* Strathcona

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The DWV split:

Disney Maingate - Celebration

Resort Gaylord Palms Resort

Resort Omni at Champions Gate

4* Celebration Hotel, A Kessler Hotel

4* Mona Lisa Suites

3* Doubletree Villas Maingate (now Saratoga Resort Villas not yet reported)

3* Holiday Inn Maingate East

3* Radisson Resort Celebration

2.5* Calypso Cay Hotel and Suites

2.5* Clarion Maingate

2.5* Country Inn and Suites Maingate

2.5* Disney All Star Music

2.5* Holiday Inn Nikki Bird (now Home Suite Home... likley re-rated by priceline if still participating)

2.5* Ramada Celebration Hotel and Conference Center

2.5* Radisson Worldgate

2* Best Western Lakeside

2* Seralago Hotel and Suites

1* Days Inn Maingate East

1* Fun Spots Hotel At Fountain Park

1* Rodeway Inn Maingate

Lake Buena Vista - Downtown Disney

Resort Disney Dolphin

Resort Disney Swan

Resort Hilton

Resort Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Resort Marriott World Center

3.5* Buena Vista Palace Wyndham Palace Resort And Spa

3.5* Doubletree Guest Suites in the Walt Disney World Resort

3.5* Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista

3.5* Hotel Royal Plaza

3* Best Western Lake Buena Vista

3* Courtyard by Marriott Lake Buena Vista

3* Regal Sun Resort

3* Residence Inn Lake Buena Vista

3* Sheraton Safari

3* Staybridge Suites LBV

2.5* Hampton Inn Lake Buena Vista (previously 2*)

2.5* Orlando Vista

2* Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista

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The San Francisco Airport zone has been split into two zones: SFO North - San Bruno and SFO International Airport - Burlingame

SFO North - San Bruno

3* Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Airport (1050 Bayhill Dr)

3* Four Points

3* Holiday Inn

3* Staybridge Suites

2.5* Best Western Grosvenor Airport

2.5* Wingate Inn (now HI Express 373 South Airport Blvd not yet reported)

2* La Quinta

2* Ramada Inn (ownership change, now a CitiGarden Hotel)

1* Howard Johnson Express

1* Travelodge North

SFO International Airport - Burlingame

4* Hilton San Francisco Airport (formerly Sheraton San Francisco Airport)

4* Hyatt Regency

4* Westin

3.5* Doubletree San Francisco Airport

3.5* Embassy Suites

3.5* Marriott

3* Crowne Plaza Intl Airport

2* Clarion

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This is getting ridiculous. Downtown Vancouver has been split into two zones: Downtown Vancouver and Granville Entertainment District.

Downtown Vancouver

4* Delta Vancouver Suites

4* Hyatt Regency

4* Le Soleil

4* Marriott Pinnacle

4* Metropolitan Hotel

4* Pan Pacific

4* Renaissance

4* Westin Bayshore

3.5* Pacific Palisades

3* Coast Plaza Suites

3* Crowne Plaza Hotel Georgia (closed 'til 2009... no longer Crowne Plaza)

3* Sandman

Granville Entertainment District

4* Sheraton Wall Centre

4* Sutton Place

4* Westin Grand

3* Executive Hotel Vintage Park

3* Holiday Inn Downtown

3* Residence Inn (now Cascadia Hotel and Suites, not yet reported)

There is also a new zone in Seattle -- Kirkland. Currently, you can only bid up to 2* in Kirkland.

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IMPORTANT - the Downtown Toronto zone has been split North / South along Queen Street into two (2) zones.

The South Zone is the Banking and Entertainment / Theatre district.

The North Zone is mostly the Bloor / Yorkville shopping district.

Good news is that it gives you two-bids for the Downtown area....the bad news is that it will take some getting used to after years of a single-zone for Downtown Toronto.

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This, and a few other changes, noted above.

(thanks tilepusher for splitting the zones for us!! :) )

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The Disneyland Area zone has been split into two zones: Disneyland - Anaheim and Disneyland - Orange - Garden Grove.

Disneyland - Anaheim

3.5* Hilton Anaheim

3.5* Marriott Anaheim (700 W Convention Way)

3.5* Red Lion Anaheim (previously 3*)

3.5* Sheraton Park Hotel at Anaheim Resort

3* Anabella Hotel

3* Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort (South Manchester Ave)

3* Holiday Inn and Suites Anaheim (Walnut St)

3* Hotel Menage

2.5* Ramada Plaza Anaheim Resort

2* Howard Johnson Anaheim

2* Travelodge International Inn

1* Econolodge Maingate

1* Extended StayAmerica Convention Center

Disneyland - Orange - Garden Grove

4* Hyatt Regency Orange County (previously 3.5*)

3.5* Crowne Plaza Anaheim

3.5* Doubletree Anaheim/Orange County

3.5* Hilton Suites Anaheim

3.5* Marriott Aneheim Suites (12015 Harbor Boulevard)

3.5* Sheraton Garden Grove-Anaheim (12221 Harbor Boulevard)

3* Hilton Garden Inn Anaheim/Garden Grove

2* Candlewood Suites North Orange County (Garden Grove Blvd)

1* Extended StayAmerica Katella

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There are now 2 bidding zones for Disneyland. There is Disneyland/Anaheim, and a second zone with Garden Grove and Orange. The Hyatt has been upgraded to a 4*, so anyone wanting that over the Crowne Plaza now can start safely bidding.

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